With just six guys left, JoJo’s decisions are getting much tougher on ‘The Bachelorette.’ On the July 11 episode, she makes two tough cuts, and decides which four guys she wants to get really serious with — by meeting their families next week! Read our full recap here here!
JoJo Fletcher and her six remaining suitors head to Argentina for the July 11 episode of The Bachelorette…and the drama isn’t far behind. As some relationships heat up and others fizzle out, JoJo is forced to make tough cuts ahead of the highly-anticipated hometown dates. So, who will make the final four?
This week, there’s three one-on-one dates and one group date, with the first solo day out going to Alex, the only remaining guy who hasn’t had a one-on-one yet. He and JoJo take a romantic trip to an Argentinian ranch, while the rest of the guys are forced to head to their next location on a bus.
Things start out comfortable and “normal” for JoJo and Alex in the car ride to the ranch, but she admits to having trouble connecting with him romantically….and it starts to get a bit awkward. But the date must go on, and the two become real-life gauchos for the day during their outdoorsy date. JoJo confesses that she feels incredibly relaxed with Alex, and reveals that their relationship “changed” on the date, although she still has to ask him the tough questions to find out if he’s someone she can spend her life with.
JoJo tells Alex that her doubts and fears about him are gone, and he’s entirely confident that, if there was a rose on the table for this one-on-one, he’d get it without a doubt. They discuss the prospect of him bringing her home to meet his family next week, and he tells JoJo that he’s falling in love with her. Unfortunately, she can’t reciprocate the feelings, and admits to Alex that she didn’t get as excited as she should have when he told her his feelings.
Rather than making Alex wait all week for her decision, JoJo decides to send Alex home on the spot, catching him completely off-guard, and he’s obviously devastated.
The next one-on-one date goes to Jordan, and he and JoJo take a private jet to a vineyard in Mendoza for some wine tasting. “I do picture a life with him,” the Bachelorette reveals about Jordan before the date. The chemistry between these two is totally evident, and they can’t keep their hands (or lips!) off each other all day.
As JoJo gushes over the possibility of meeting Jordan’s family, Luke and Chase discuss how her relationship with Jordan is “fabricated” because he came onto the show with a famous brother, Aaron Rodgers. I smell drama!
But Jordan knows how important family is to JoJo, so he lays it all out on the table for her regarding his. He finally opens up about his football pro brother, and admits that they don’t have much of a relationship, so Aaron won’t be there for the possible hometown date. In fact, the two brothers are so distant, that Jordan doesn’t even think Aaron knew he was doing The Bachelorette!
JoJo LOVES that Jordan was able to discuss all this with her, and thanks Jordan for filling her him and allowing her to trust him. “I think we’re on the same page,” she confesses. Then, Jordan tells JoJo that he’s “so in love” with her — and she responds with a passionate kiss!
James, Robby and Chase are chosen for this week’s group date, and Robby goes into it more cocky and confident than ever, with all three guys vying for the rose. Unfortunately, the rain washes out JoJo’s original plans, but the foursome indulge in a fun, indoor backup plan, full of greasy food and games.
Things briefly get a little awkward when James calls Robby out for saying he’s been checking out other ladies, but JoJo seems to be in on the fun, and doesn’t take the accusations too seriously. Still, it pisses Robby off, and he admits that “things are about to get ugly.”
JoJo expresses some doubts to Robby about meeting his family — mostly because he previously told her that his family never really opened up to his ex. She admits to being worried that he hasn’t moved on from his ex, but Robby assures her that “he’s ready” for her and for “us.”
During their one-on-one time, Chase admits to feeling “confident” in his relationship with JoJo. Although he tells her he’s ready to bring her home and that he’s ready to spend the rest of his life with her, he doesn’t tell her he’s in love with her just yet. Still, JoJo seems super into Chase, and responds to his admission with a sweet kiss.
Finally, James gets some alone time, and admits to JoJo that he’s nervous she has more of a physical relationship with the other guys compared to him. But JoJo assures him that he has all the qualities she wants in a husband or father to her children, and he admits that he’s in the process of falling for her.
JoJo ends up giving the group date rose to Robby, and explains it’s because she just knows she’s “ready” to meet his family at this point. Chase and James are obviously disappointed, but Robby is elated, especially because it means he gets to spend more alone time with JoJo.
Finally, it’s Luke’s turn for his one-on-one, and JoJo admits that she finds him to be the “total package” as they begin their horseback riding date. The conversation flows with ease between Luke and JoJo, and it’s very clear that she’s super into him. Luke has the ability to open up to JoJo more than any of the other guys, which she loves, and he’s able to very confidently articulate his plans for their future together.
JoJo admits to having a lot of “clarity” after her week of dates, and says she doesn’t even need a cocktail party to help aide her decision. Since Robby has a rose and Luke and Jordan were given one-on-ones, Chase and James are worried that it’ll be one of them going home. The three rose ceremony roses are given to Luke, Jordan and Chase, meaning James will not get the opportunity to introduce JoJo to his family.
Things are definitely going to get serious on next week’s hometown dates — make sure you check back then to find out what happens next!
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